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What is haldol (haloperidol) used for?

What is haldol (haloperidol) used for?

Haloperidol...: ...or Haldol is a "first-generation" or "typical" antipsychotic originally developed for schizophrenia, where patients have lost touch with reality, have hallucinations and/or delusions. It is also used for sedation in inpatient psychiatric settings if patients are violent or severely psychotic. It is used much less often than the newer "atypical" drugs although haloperidol is just as effective. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Haloperidol (Definition)

Haloperidol is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more


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How long does haldol (haloperidol) stay in system?

7.5 days to 6 months: The half-life of Haldol (haloperidol) can vary from 1.5 days to more than 30 days, especially in those taking Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate, the long acting injectable form, once a month. It takes 4-5 half-lives to remove 94-97% of the drug concentration from the bloodstream. Therefore, it may take 7 1/2 days to 5 months or longer to remove it from the system. ...Read more

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Can you fatally overdose on your haldol (haloperidol)?

Can you fatally overdose on your haldol (haloperidol)?

Unfortunately Yes: Overdosage of Haldol (haloperidol) is manifested by many of the same side effects experienced only to an intense degree: severe extrapyramical reactions (tremor, rigid muscles, weak muscles), low blood pressure, and sedation. One can experience severe cardiac problems leading to cardiac arrest. Since there is no antidote, supportive treatment is all that is available. So know your dose and follow it closely. ...Read more

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How long does haldol (haloperidol) stay in your system?

Days: The half life of Haldol (haloperidol) is around 24 hours and after 5 half-lives the drug should be 99% out of your system. That means about 5 days, maybe a week at most. ...Read more

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How long will one haldol (haloperidol) stay in your system?

Oral or depot inject: Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate has a half- life of thee weeks. , so it would take 15 weeks or almost 4 months to clear your system. Oral Haldol (haloperidol) has a half-life of 20+/- 4 hours. So it could take from 80 hours to 120 hours to clear your system. ...Read more

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How long does haldol (haloperidol) stay in your system after you stop?

About a day: Haldol (haloperidol) doesn't persist in the body, it's gone after about a day. However, its effect may linger for a few days longer. This is true of many psychiatric drugs: their effects last longer than they are literally "in your system". ...Read more

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I still feel where i had a haldol (haloperidol) injection a month ago ?

I still feel  where i had a haldol (haloperidol) injection a month ago ?

It should go away : Local reaction to Haldol (haloperidol) dec injection is not uncommon and is reported in about 8% of people taking them. Most of local reactions like swelling at the site, pain, pruritis should go away in a months time. If it doesn't consult your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try haldol, (haloperidol) haliperidol?

Whether it's: oral or injectable, you can have involuntary movements where arms, legs, face move (see your M.D. if this happens); excitability or tiredness, it depends. Many people do fine, and the symptoms of their illness may resolve. A lot depends on the severity of your illness, smoking, dose of Haldol, (haloperidol) and if it’s oral, injection, any other meds, etc. ...Read more

Haldol (Definition)

Haloperidol is a high strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more